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About 660,000 visitors expected in New Hampshire for holiday

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Travel officials say an estimated 660,000 visitors are expected to come to the state over the Columbus Day period, 2.5 percent more than last year. The visitors are expected to spend over $97 million, up about 3 percent from last year. Scenic drives and outdoor recreation are two of the most important activities during the holiday weekend, along with visiting farm stands, festivals, and shopping. The Travel and Tourism Development …

New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Gappens resigns

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A week after the racetrack concluded the second of its two flagship races for the year, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced that General Manager Jerry Gappens has resigned. In a phone interview Monday, Gappens, 54, said there’s no connection between his resignation and the lewdness charge he pleaded guilty to in April, …

Energy experts say winter 2015-16 will be less expensive

Monday, October 5, 2015

Energy officials say this winter shouldn’t be as punishing on New Hampshire consumers as the harsh 2013-14 heating season. At the New Hampshire Energy Summit on Monday, Robert Scott, a commissioner with the state Public Utilities Commission, said all energy providers have submitted rates that are from 8.6 percent to 40 percent cheaper than last year. In the winter of 2013-14, Scott said …

Federal contracts awarded in area

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The following federal contracts were announced as having been awarded to companies operating in the area through Sept. 30. Quasar Power Technologies Quasar Power Technologies Inc., Belmont, won a $35,000 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Columbus, Ohio, for electrical and electronic equipment components. …

The punniest company name around draws attention

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Puns may be the lowest form of humor, as literary wit Samuel Johnson famously said, but they can be a pretty good form of branding. “We get people come in, they just want to see the store because …

Business people for Oct. 5, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Betsy McNamara of Concord has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. McNamara is principal and senior consultant of Full Circle Consulting of Concord. She has worked …

Business notes for Oct. 5, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Concord Water Department received the 2015 Utility Service Award from the New England Water Works Association, the region’s largest and oldest nonprofit organization of water works professionals. Capital Area Veterinary Emergency and Specialty received a certificate of appreciation from the Pope Memorial SPCA for sponsorship of the Walk …

New patents issued to area inventors, companies

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in the Concord area through Oct. 1. Fujifilm Dimatix Assigned Patent Fujifilm Dimatix, Lebanon, has been assigned a patent (9,144,993) developed by eight co-inventors for recirculation of ink. The co-inventors are Robert L. Wells Jr., Thetford Center, Vt.; Bailey Smith, …

UNH scientist develops new cherry tomato

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A University of New Hampshire scientist has developed a new cherry tomato called “Rambling Rose,” designed to be grown in hanging baskets in greenhouses. The pink fruit was developed by Becky Sideman, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and collaborators from the University of Vermont …

Theme parks won’t be part of the digital revolution

Sunday, October 4, 2015

For the world’s entertainment giants, this is a time of fear and doubt. These companies are still bringing in piles of money – industry leader Walt Disney Co.’s profits are expected to hit a record $8.7 billion for …

For sale in LOUDON: N.H.’s premier 55-plus community

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Villages at Loudon is a spectacular collection of single-family detached condo-style homes for 55+ active adults and is located in the heart of Loudon. The community is designed to blend contemporary living and convenience, offering both privacy …

With two years under its belt, giant liquor warehouse in Bow is running strong

Saturday, October 3, 2015

With room for five indoor football fields, a staff of roughly 100 people working three shifts and an annual property tax bill that tops half a million dollars, the Exel liquor warehouse on Route 3A is massive in …

Heat rates expected to cool off this winter in N.H.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

As is obvious at the gas pump, energy prices should be a lot less painful this winter no matter what the weather does. “Last October, the price (of heating oil) was about $3.04 a gallon; the March prior, …